This copper fountain is hand crafted from 100% recycled, solid copper and welded together to produce a beautiful water sculpture. You can choose to keep the bright copper finish by applying a polyurethane lacquer to the decorative pan or allow a rich patina to develop over time. These fountains work with and look very pleasing with silk plants. All of our fountains run on standard 110v power and come with a quiet, long-lasting, powerful, adjustable-flow water pump. All of our fountains are recirculating and do not need an outside water source. And copper is naturally anti-fungal and anti-microbial.